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Bernard Gilpin Primary School

Hall Lane

Houghton-le-Spring

Tyne & Wear

DH5 8DA

Tel: 0191 5536523

 

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Foundation Stage

 

Curriculum Overview 2017-18

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Autumn Term 2017

This term the children will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.  This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their last visit.  

 

Wednesday 11th October  (Miss Craggs)

Thursday 12th October (Miss Milne)

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle

 

Friday 10th November (Miss Craggs)

Monday 13th November (Miss Milne)

Bob's Allotment & Sainsbury's

 

Thursday 7th December (Miss Craggs)

Friday 8th December (& Miss Milne)

Chopwell Woods, County Durham

Autumn Term 2017

This term the children will be learning about the cross-curricular theme of Sticks and Twigs.  This is based around the Julia Donaldson book ‘Stickman’. The children will be investigating and exploring in our wildlife garden and will enjoy making dens. The book will be the focus of literacy and numeracy activities within the classroom too. After half term they will be learning about the cross-curricular theme of ‘Celebrations and Festivals’. They will look closely at the Hindu festival of Divali and Christmas.  The children will be learning about important symbols and looking at artefacts, as well as chopping down a Christmas tree for the classroom.

Hatton Gallery, October 2017

Bob's Allotment & Sainsbury's, November 2017

Spring Term 2018

This term the children will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.  This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their last visit.  

 

Monday 29th January (Miss Craggs & Miss Milne)

Stowell Street, Newcastle

 

Tuesday 20th February (Miss Craggs)

Tuesday 27th February (Miss Milne)

Clay's Garden Centre, Washington

 

Friday 23rd March (Miss Milne)

Thursday 29th March (Miss Craggs)

Chopwell Woods, County Durham

Spring Term 2018

This term the children will be studying the theme of ‘Chinese New Year’ And ‘Growth’.   The children will be learning about the festival through art and dance and will be tasting Chinese food.  Later in the term the children will have the experience of chicks being incubated in the classroom and learning how to care for them.  Many Maths and English activities will be based around this.

Every child will be set specific targets which we will be working on this half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.